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I Couldn’t Wait, I Hope They Live

My Rutgers tomato seedlings looked leggy to me so rather than move them into larger pots (what I doubtlessly SHOULD have done) I put them in the garden yesterday. I buried them much deeper than they were in the peat pots because they were all laying down on top of…

Edible, Shady Ground Cover and Sun Loving Herbs

The Northern side of our lot is very shady thanks to a stand of tall oak trees in that area, and at this point, I’ve got nothing planted beneath them. I would love to use the space for some edible landscaping, but have been unsure about what to plant in…

Insect Repelling Plants Banish Bugs From Your Garden Naturally

Look what I found here: A list of plants and what insects they repel. INSECT PEST REPELLING PLANT Ants pennyroyal, spearmint, southernwood, tansy Aphids garlic, chives and other alliums, coriander, anise, nasturtium and petunia around fruit trees Borer garlic, onion, tansy Cabbage moth mint, hyssop, rosemary, southernwood, thyme, sage, wormwood,…

A Garden Calendar Makes It Easy to Keep Track

Today I created a Google Calendar and embedded it on a new calendar page on this blog. This calendar is easy to update quickly and tells me at a glance when and what I planted without having to look through old posts. I think I’ll add weather forecasts to the…

Hardening Off My Seedlings

Today my seedlings (I took the photo shown was taken on 3-28) spent a few hours on my front porch. According to a few gardening books I’ve been looking at (I think I need to make a list of the books I’m using as reference) I need to “harden off”…